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Hi, I'm Anette from Germany. My Shop Name "Asai Bolivia" comes from the palm seeds which I use in a lot of my jewelry pieces and be called "Asai" o "Açaí". I´m living since 12 years in the subtropical part of Bolivia in Santa Cruz, a metropolitan city with a lot of movement and vitality, even as far as fashion.
Here I started to design jewelry, mainly because I am fascinated by natural materials such as palm seeds (especially Asai, Sirari and Choroque). These I usually combine with other natural products such as lava, coral, turquoise, stones, mother of pearl, wood and coconut, and am always open for trends, I find very fascinating fashion, so that you will find in my shop always fashionable jewelry.
Lately, I have specialized in leather and cotton belts and even the combination of leather and pearls I find interesting.
So, and now have fun shopping. I always try new things once set, when I find time…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 28
  • Joined September 15, 2010

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palm seeds, coral, coco, wood, stones, leather, cotton and all other natural materials

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About

Hi, I'm Anette from Germany. My Shop Name "Asai Bolivia" comes from the palm seeds which I use in a lot of my jewelry pieces and be called "Asai" o "Açaí". I´m living since 12 years in the subtropical part of Bolivia in Santa Cruz, a metropolitan city with a lot of movement and vitality, even as far as fashion.
Here I started to design jewelry, mainly because I am fascinated by natural materials such as palm seeds (especially Asai, Sirari and Choroque). These I usually combine with other natural products such as lava, coral, turquoise, stones, mother of pearl, wood and coconut, and am always open for trends, I find very fascinating fashion, so that you will find in my shop always fashionable jewelry.
Lately, I have specialized in leather and cotton belts and even the combination of leather and pearls I find interesting.
So, and now have fun shopping. I always try new things once set, when I find time ....

P.S. Here's a comment from a buyer from Germany: Hello! I recently bought this bracelet. It must take quite magical and wonderful. After the visit to the Bonn Christmas I now know that there are Palmennüsschen. It shall be so soft and gentle on the skin - just a dream, this bracelet! I just wanted to say.
Best regards to Bolivia and again thank you for this great offer!

A few details on the palm seeds that I use:

The palm seeds "Asai" is the core of the "Asaíbeere" that grows in the Amazon forests of Bolivia to palm trees. The locals collect and process the berries into a juice and use the seeds for the jewelry manufacturing. They often give the seeds a different look. Originally they were covered with plant fibers. By filing them retain their texture and are mottled beige-brown. Dragging them off to the right, they will know without grain and by dyeing with vegetable dyes, they glow brightly.
The seeds are very stable and keep a contact time was with water. If they lose their shine with time, it can be got with a little vegetable oil to shine again.

The seeds of the Sirari-tree (also known as "Huayruro" or "Huayruro" bebe ") have a natural two-tone red and black grain and are therefore very decorative. The seeds are originally an Incan Talisman, which were used by them as a pendant, necklace or bracelet. These seeds are still a symbol of happiness and success. Sirari the tree can be found in the Amazon forests of Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela.

The seeds of the Choloque tree are dark brown to black, round and soft and warm to wear on the skin. They are used in Latin America as a "protector" against evil spirits and sorcerers, and especially in the jewelry manufacture.

The Tagua Nut is the seed of a palm tree up to 7 meters high, which grows in the Amazon areas. This palm produces the so-called vegetable ivory, and for this reason, the Tagua Nut also known as the ivory-nut. The nuts fit the skin temperature at optimum, so that they become beautiful and feel.

Panyas is a tropical grass plant with white, hard, spherical seeds. The seeds are called here in Bolivia, "Mary's tears," because they have the form of a drop of pearl white and is usually gray or gray-brown.

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